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Desserts Glorious Desserts on the Highseas

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, All Inclusive, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Cruise, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Florida, Gambling, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, North America, River Cruises, Romance, Shopping, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, United States of America

Chocolate Chocolate Orange Cake by Nadia Ali When most people think about going on a cruise, the first thing that comes to mind is the dreamy vacation onboard a luxury ship surrounded by the sea. Spending evenings watching the cabaret shows, having a posh dinner and walking on the deck
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Stunning Winter Sun Breaks

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Posted in Adventure, All Inclusive, Anguilla, Aruba, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Culinary, Destinations, Family Travel, Florida, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Luxury, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Planning, Romance, Solo Travel, United States of America

Winter Sun Getaway by Nadia Ali     Brrr, it’s getting cold outside! The temperatures are dropping, the days are getting shorter, and keeping warm inside the house has become a top priority. But fortunately for travelers who are seeking a winter vacation, January is the cheapest month to fly
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The Eternal Mystery: The Statues of Easter Island

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Posted in Chile, Destinations, Easter Island, Historical travel

Here, the winds speak. And the spirits speak, if you listen for them. But no one else here does…because no one else here knows, exactly. Lying 2,300 miles away from Chile, the country that governs it, it’s the most remote populated island on Earth. The nearest populated “neighbor” is Pitcairn
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Lost your luggage? Where to find replacements for what you need

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Posted in Activities, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, North America, Shopping, South America, South and Central America, Style

We’ve all had it happen to us — you think you’ve packed everything you need for your vacation, only to discover at some point along the way that something, or several things, have been left behind. Or worse, your luggage gets lost altogether in the endless abyss of airline travel
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Touring the Wines of New Zealand

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Posted in Australasia, Culinary, Luxury, New Zealand, Wine Country Tours, Wine Tours

New Zealand is a surprising wine destination, to say the least. Given that cold, rainy islands aren’t usually known for producing great wines (let’s face it, have you ever heard of a British vintage?), Kiwi wines can be shockingly good. For obvious reasons, many of New Zealand’s most celebrated wines
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Ned Kelly – Australia’s Last Outlaw

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Posted in Activities, Australasia, Australia, Historical travel, New Zealand

Last known photo of Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly The photograph at left, taken by police photographer Charles Nettleton, shows the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, on November 10, 1880 in Melbourne Gaol. Less than twenty-four hours later, at 10:00AM on the morning of November 11, 1880, Kelly felt the hangman’s noose tighten
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Seven utterly underwhelming tourist attractions

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Posted in Activities, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Belgium, Florida, New Zealand, North America

Travel is full of enthralling encounters, of moments that stick with you forever — a glimpse of a wild gorilla, an African sunrise, your first sight of the pyramids. But those moving moments wouldn’t seem so spectacular if they weren’t peppered with less exciting experiences. For every lion kill there’s
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Beaches to Brag About: Corners of Coastline that Deserve to be Seen

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Posted in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Beach Vacations, Destinations, Europe, Holiday Travel, Middle East, New Zealand, Uncategorized

Sand…sun…sea; the checklist to the perfect summer break. The trouble with settling on which beach to choose is that usually everyone else has discovered it as well. If you prefer your slice of sandy heaven to come without being sandwiched in by the sun lounger crowds, plan a beach break
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Have Your Cake and Eat it too: Work and Travel Abroad

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Backpacking, Europe, Holiday Travel, New Zealand, Travel IQ, Voluntourism

Dear Travel IQ: I’ve decided I would like to live abroad for a year. I’m not flush with cash, just nerve. What are my pennyless options? Signed: Expat to be in Charleston, SC

Dear Expat: We’ve all felt it: that longing sadness that sinks to the bottom of your stomach
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All aboard – your freighter awaits

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Posted in Adventure, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Caribbean, Cruise, Europe, Holiday Travel, Mexico, New Zealand, North America, Solo Travel, South America, South and Central America, United States of America

Holidays have become all about the destination, not the journey. We cram ourselves into an airplane, jet off for a couple of weeks in a different culture, and often return more exhausted than when we went away. Maybe that’s because we’re forgetting that life is a journey, not a destination.
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Top 10 Beach Vacations

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Posted in Activities, Australasia, Australia, Beach Vacations, California, Caribbean, Europe, Family Travel, Hawaii, Lodging, Luxury, Mexico, New Zealand, Romance, United States of America

Beach at Paradisus Punta Cana The world is full of beautiful beaches, but some places are better than others to spend your vacation. Think about what you really want to do on that trip before deciding where to go. You will find more to do than lying by the ocean
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5 Quirky Bathing Experiences

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, New Zealand, Style

A plain old soak in the tub is now officially passé. Here are just five of the many weird and wonderful places around the world which put more zing in your bath time. Hamam scrub-down: Istanbul, Turkey You haven’t been to Turkey until you’ve experienced the hamam (or Turkish bath)
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Adventure Abounds: 10 Reasons to go to South Australia

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Posted in Adventure, Australasia, Australia, Culinary, Family Travel, New Zealand

Maslin Beach in McLaren Vale While visions of Australia often contain pictures of the Great Barrier Reef or the Sydney Opera House, South Australia is often overlooked. This area may be the best find of all, offering an abundance of activities in and out of the water. Rich History
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10 things you should know when planning a trip to Melbourne

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Posted in Australasia, Australia, Destinations, New Zealand

1. There is no Airport train. It is not a great start when you arrive at the airport, fresh off a flight, and find there is no train into the city. I mean what sort of a city doesn’t have a train to the airport? Especially when they like to
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